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Response to atreides1 (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 06:06 PM

26. You act like you've never heard the idiomatic use before.

"We," as in "our country." They're equivalent. Has education become so bad that we are getting the point of needing an interpreter to speak to each other in our native tongue? (And I take it that I don't have to explain what I said there.)

He could have substituted the latter, but the former is just as clear, for most of us. He doesn't accuse you of being in the chain of command. You need far more words than "we" to say that. If he had said "they" you might think he was talking about American POW's in Taliban prisons.

If you object to "we" you must also object to his use of "our soldiers." You can't object to one without the other. Really, with so many offensive things going on, you don't need to find nonsense to get pissed about, and with people who are friendly.

You're part of a "we" just in the sense that you are inhabiting the USA, and presumably, a citizen. Just by virtue of that, you are a little better equipped to do something about the decision making than "they" are in Afghanistan, just by virtue of physical location if nothing else.

Even if they have just as much a right to be pissed about this policy, but for different reasons.

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